Falling Skies: Season 1, Episode 1

Live and Learn (19 Jun. 2011)

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The world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet's remaining human population to fight for survival against the occupiers. History professor Tom Mason has been named second in command for the 2nd Mass, but his real focus is on his three sons, one of whom has been captured by the aliens for an unknown purpose. Written by TNT Publicity

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At the beginning of the Pilot, humans are engaged in active battle with Skitters and Mechs. At one point, during a human partial retreat, one young woman runs full tilt at the fighters, yelling: "South Boston! South Boston! They've just taken South Boston!". South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington forced British troops to evacuate during the American Revolutionary War. So this would indicate a serious conquest for the aliens - taking a section of human real estate with such distinct historical value. See more »

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Tom Mason refers to "the Scots against the British at Stirling Bridge" as an example of a weaker force defeating a stronger one. He should have said the Scots against the English as British refers collectively to the Scots, English, and Welsh (and for some Northern Irish). It seems an odd mistake for a history professor. See more »

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Matt Mason: I was in school when the ships came. They were really big, and they said that we weren't gonna attack them with the nuclear bombs, because they might have wanted to be friends. But they didn't want to be friends... not at all.
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I can't see where this is going
21 June 2011 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

Right, highly anticipated series with two modest names (Wyle, Patton) and one biggie (Spielberg). Noah Wyle and Will Patton both medium actors (Patton was excellent in Session Nine) act as survival fighters of alien-crushed America. Premise itself qualifies for a swell Sunday evening view. Survivalist dramas have proved to be possible traps. Lost started out lovely, but strangled itself in pointless magic and sci-fi traps. We wanted underground Nazis not time warps. The Walking Dead's first season for instance turned out perfect in not just it's genre, but by playing out a possible, true character-driven fable.

But Falling Skies (sigh...), this is just wrong, we live in the 21th century for Christ's sake. You can't push limits, when TV dramas have become more intellectual than medium cinema movies. Falling Skies pushes so see-through buttons, that it becomes as a spit in viewers face. Oh, the brave Americas men, oh the family ties! There is a scene, where the fighters give present a to boy - a skateboard, which they've taken the previous night from a store, during a hunt for food. And They even give him a F*****G helmet! There is a sense that producers have been kissing the feet of MPAA and they've asked for the series to give the 'right' message to American viewers.

All in all, weak acting, pointless heroism (straight out of nineties), bad CGI, terrible, terrible script.


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